John Jacob Astor Quotes

Who is John Jacob Astor?

John Jacob Astor was a German-American businessman and real estate mogul in the area around New York City.

He was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States.

Born July 17, 1763
Died March 29, 1848

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Best 19 Quotes by John Jacob Astor

“A man who makes a million dollars is just as well off as if he were rich.”

John Jacob Astor

“An ounce of practice is worth a pound of theory.”

John Jacob Astor

“Could I begin life again, knowing what I know now, and had money to invest, I would buy every foot of land on the island of Manhattan.”

John Jacob Astor

“Dumkopf!”

John Jacob Astor

“Good habits in America make any man rich.”

John Jacob Astor

“How one form of commerce could be linked with another to the advantage of both.”

John Jacob Astor

“I must recommend you to be particularly careful on the coast, and not to rely too much on the friendly disposition of the natives. All accidents which have yet happened there, arose from too much confidence in the Indians.”

John Jacob Astor

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“If you find the Indians kind, as I hope you will, be so to them. If otherwise, act with caution and forbearance, and convince them that you come as friends.”

John Jacob Astor

“If you wish a thing done, get some one to do it for you; but if you wish it done well, do it yourself. ”

John Jacob Astor

“The disposition to do good does not always increase with the means.”

John Jacob Astor

“The first hundred thousand - that was hard to get, but afterwards, it was easy to make more.”

John Jacob Astor

“The only hard step in building up my fortune was the first thousand dollars. After that it was easy. ”

John Jacob Astor

“The plan was right, but my men were weak, that is all. The gateway to China will be from the northwest. My plans were correct. Time will vindicate my reasoning.”

John Jacob Astor

“This country will see a chain of growing and prosperous cities straight from New York to Astoria, Oregon.”

John Jacob Astor

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“Three resolutions I made as a youth after leaving school: To be honest, to be industrious, and not to gamble.”

John Jacob Astor

“To give something for nothing is to weaken the giver.”

John Jacob Astor

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“Wealth is a result of habit.”

John Jacob Astor

“What would you have me do? Would you have me stay at home and weep for what I cannot help?”

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Three resolutions he made as a youth soon after leaving school. Quotes

“To be honest, to be industrious, and not to gamble.”

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Three resolutions he made as a youth soon after leaving school.